Traffic Control provides participants with the necessary knowledge, practical skills and understanding to be able to control traffic using a STOP/SLOW bat in accordance with approved procedures set by the Queensland Government. These Skills and knowledge will enable them as a traffic controller to plan & prepare their work, coordinate traffic, operate radios and clean up the worksite.
Download the Department of Transport and Main Roads Traffic Controller Course Information Pack
The course structure for new industry entrants is 1 day of classroom theory (8 hours) plus a minimum of 20 hours of practical experience at a roadwork site.
The course structure for participants who have previously completed the course and require a ‘refresher’ course is attending a 4-hour classroom theory course. There is no requirement to complete vocational placement. Refresher training is required every three years.
Log Book Requirements
Site Skills Training delivers the formal theory component of the training during the course. Students are then required to complete a minimum of 20 hours (logbook hours) of practical experience at the roadwork site under the direct supervision of an experienced accredited traffic controller. Students need to organise logbook training after completion of the theory component (additional third-party fees may apply).
After completion of the logbook hours students are then assessed at roadwork site by a Site Skills Training assessor. If students are deemed competent at the completion of final assessment they will be awarded a Statement of Attainment.
Participants must be over 18 years of age and will need a basic level of language and literacy as this course requires participant’s to do a theory assessment and receive 100% pass mark.
Drivers Licence – all participants must have held an open or provisional Queensland, interstate or foreign drivers licence in the last 5 years.
‘White Card’ – all participants must provide a construction industry white card prior to commencement.
The price of this course includes the purchase of a $30 Ready Reckoner book which is a mandatory requirement to complete the course. A reimbursement can be issued if the student has previously purchased this book elsewhere.
Participants must be aware of the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) Traffic Controller accreditation requirements prior to course commencement. TMR requires that applicants applying for the Traffic Controller accreditation must pass Criminal Offence and Traffic Offence History Requirements, Medical History Requirements and must meet all other TMR requirements. The full TMR requirements are available on the TMR website
Both the theory and practical training and assessment must be completed within a 3-month period.
Traffic Control is suitable for those who wish to operate as Traffic Controller with a STOP SLOW bat within the Resources, Construction, Transport and Infrastructure industries.
It is a requirement that the Traffic Controller accreditation must be renewed every three (3) years.
The refresher course is also open to interstate traffic controllers who hold a current accreditation and wish to apply for accreditation in Queensland.
Upon successful completion of Traffic Control, including logbook, a Statement of Attainment will be issued a long with the application to submit to Transport and Mainroads for a traffic Controller licence.
A Statement of Attainment is issued upon completion of all elements of the course, including logbook and observations. This must be taken along with the Accredited Traffic Controller Application form and licence application fee to Qld Transport when lodging your Traffic Controller's Licence Application.
This course will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to function as a Traffic Controller with a STOP SLOW bat in and around active construction and resource sites as well as a live roadworks site.
Traffic Control is delivered to new entrants as well as applicants that are employed by companies that conduct and or supply Traffic Control services. Training and assessment is conducted on-site at Site Skills Training Gladstone. Upon arrangement, training and assessment can be conducted at the premises of industry clients providing there are suitable industry training facilities.
Our Gladstone facility is located at 17-19 South Tree Drive, South Trees QLD and training can be delivered on-site/client premises.
Full payment for courses up to $1,500 must be made before the commencement of the course unless the Payment Plan option is selected. For courses that cost over $1,500, Site Skills Training will hold an initial deposit of $1,500. The balance of fees payable will be charged at a point in the course that is proportionate to the amount of the deposit paid, e.g. a 10-day course costing $3,000, the remaining $1,500 will be charged at the end of day 5 (upon completion of 50% of the course).
A Payment Plan option is available for this course, please visit the Payment Plans Page for more information.
Payment for this course can be made via eftpos, cash, cheque or the Payment Plan option above. For billing information including who to write a cheque to, please email email@example.com or call 1300 700 080.
Please refer to our Refund Policy
No - due to licensing regulations set by TMR
This unit forms part of the RII30913 Certificate III in Civil Construction and the RII30813 Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations.
Participant's personal information will be collected and disclosed to the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR).
Are you interested in Traffic Control? For more information about the course or how to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07 4979 1722 or you can Apply Online.
Traffic Control Training requires a Unique Student Identifier (USI) , you can still complete the training without a USI, though Site Skills Training is unable to provide you with your completion certificate until you provided us with your USI. To apply for a free USI visit the USI website or contact our facility.